Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF)

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Capital One Earnings Stifled by Loan Loss Provision

Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE: COF) reported its third-quarter earnings as $1.86 per share on $5.6 billion in revenue, against Thomson Reuters consensus estimates of $1.94 in earnings per share ...
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Big Banks a Crowded Trade: Baird Says Only 5 to Buy

When everybody seems to be in the same stocks on Wall Street, that is referred to as a “crowded” trade. With the emphasis on crowded, the big money center banks ...
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Merrill Lynch’s Top Catalyst Ideas for the Fourth Quarter

Typically midterm election years are good years for the stock market. While there is no guarantee that this year will follow the past, there is a good chance that the ...
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Rates Are Going Higher, but Will These 5 Top Banks Really Benefit?

The end of the quantitative easing is right around the corner, the federal funds rate, which has been perched near 0% for years, will be raised next year. Many on ...
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RBC Says These Top Stocks to Benefit the Most From Apple Pay

Clearly, after many years of the same old same old, Tim Cook and the team at Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) were not only needing to generate new buzz, they had ...
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Why GE Stock Price Is Lower After Synchrony IPO

When General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) first announced the spin-off of its North American credit card business, most observers were looking for the conglomerate to add about $3.2 billion to ...
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Nomura Sees Credit Card Growth Opportunities Remaining Ahead

Nomura is out with a report that bodes marginally well for banks issuing credit cards and private credit card issuance. Nomura's Bill Carcache is signaling that more issuers are now ...
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Top Large Cap Stocks That Mutual Fund Portfolio Managers Are Selling Now

As the market grinds slowly ever higher, leadership in stocks is taking a turn. Sectors like technology and energy are strong outperformers this year versus last year. In an effort ...
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Merrill Lynch Very Bullish on Credit Card Stocks as Growth Surges

One thing that often gives economists more confidence in growth in the economy is higher credit card use by consumers. After the great recession of 2009, consumers went into hibernation ...
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Goldman Sachs Top 5 Expected Earnings Surprise Winners

In a report out this week, the Goldman Sachs options research team listed its top 25 tactical trades for earning season. While the report includes many names, the trick is ...
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Merrill Lynch Picks 10 Value Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2014

With the market hitting new highs and earnings right around the corner, it is truly a toss-up on which way the market goes after such a strong and lengthy rally. ...
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Baird’s Four Mega-Cap Bank Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2014

While the stock market has plowed to new highs, investors have still cast a very wary eye toward financials, especially the mega-cap banks. Who can blame them, with countless billion-dollar ...
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Why Capital One Now Has Become the Best Credit Card Stock

Shares of Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE: COF) rose on Monday after an analyst research report highlighted that the company may be the best positioned credit card issuer for its ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: BioMarin, Family Dollar, Lululemon, SunTrust and More

It is Monday and 24/7 Wall St. has seen many new analyst research calls that have to be covered. The bull market is on, with stocks having hit new highs on Friday, but ...
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Jefferies Says Value Stocks Outperform Growth Stocks After Earnings Reports

One thing momentum stock investors have learned since the end of February is once the tide turns, it can turn fast. As we begin to wind down the first-quarter earnings ...
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